ISIS, or so-called Islamic State, made millions by taking hostages - many of whom didn’t survive. An in-depth look at how kidnapping helped IS rise to power. "End of Truth” is an investigative documentary that shows the political and financial dimensions of the hostage-takings and how the Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS, cleverly exploited them in its rise to power. Interviews with negotiators, investigators and the hostages’ local fixers illuminate the terrible danger of misinformation when lives are at stake. The film shows how one of the causalities in war is often truth. The documentary shows how news embargos on kidnappings by Islamic State can have fatal consequences for the hostages and other potential victims. In 2012, in the midst of the Syrian Civil War, British photojournalist John Cantlie and his US colleague James Foley in Syria were on their way from Syria to Turkey when they were abducted by masked men wielding Kalashnikovs. The kidnappers were from ISIS. The terrorist group quickly saw that they could make the taking of western hostages into a lucrative business: for the ransom money than; and for the worldwide publicity it brought the terrorist organization when the media reported the horrific footage of hostages and beheadings. The hostages’ countries of origin frequently made foreign policy concessions. At the same time, they imposed news embargos or passed on false information - with fatal consequences. Unaware of the danger posed by Islamic State’s orchestrated kidnappings, other journalists and aid workers ventured into highly dangerous areas controlled by the group. Those whose countries did not agree to pay ransom money were killed by the kidnappers. That was the case for James Foley, who was decapitated in 2014.